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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, May 16, 2014

Three of the Brian Lehrer Show's favorite segments from the week, for you to catch up on this weekend. Elizabeth Drew remembers covering Nixon; Michael Pollan learns how to cook; and a story of violence and forgiveness from Anand Giridharadas.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michael Pollan on Cooking

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Michael Pollan explains that cooking is the most important thing we can do to help reform the American food system to make it more sustainable and healthier and improve the health and well-being of individuals. He discusses how fire, water, air, and earth transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In his new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, he tracks his effort to master cooking with the four elements: learning from a North Carolina barbecue pit master, a Chez Panisse–trained cook, a celebrated baker, several master fermenters.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Michael Pollan

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Michael Pollan was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how cooking transforms nature into culture (and dinner). He also told us what his favorite comfort food is and about love of Cracker Jacks!

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Studio 360

Wylie, Eggs, Andersson

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kurt visits the kitchen of Wylie Dufresne, who owns the adventurous New York restaurant WD-50. Dufresne believes that organic ingredients and fine food are not incompatible with the kind of chemicals we might see on a package of Twinkies. We'll follow the creation of a single dish – Eggs Benedict – from the chicken farm to the taste test. Plus, the indie-soul sound of Theresa Andersson, who recorded her latest record in her home kitchen in New Orleans.

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Studio 360

Web Bonus: Michael Pollan

Friday, April 10, 2009

Michael Pollan is a food journalist who's made waves criticizing America's eating habits. His latest book is In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Kurt spoke with Pollan about the lures and hazards of the organic bandwagon.

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Studio 360

Wylie, Eggs, Chihuahuas

Friday, November 21, 2008

This week, Studio 360 follows the art and science of a delicious meal. Kurt Andersen visits the kitchen of Wylie Dufresne, who owns the adventurous New York restaurant WD-50. Dufresne believes that the organic ingredients and fine food are not incompatible with the kind of chemicals we might see on a packet of Twinkies. We’ll follow the creation of a single dish – Eggs Benedict – from the egg farm to the taste test.

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Studio 360

Web Bonus: Michael Pollan

Friday, November 21, 2008

Michael Pollan is a food journalist who's made waves criticizing America's eating habits. His latest book is In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Kurt spoke with Pollan about the lures and hazards of the organic bandwagon.

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Studio 360

Michael Pollan on Gardens

Saturday, September 29, 2001

Kurt Andersen and environmental journalist Michael Pollan talk about the garden and the relationship artists have to the botanical world. 

Pollan is the author of The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World. Pollan has been gardening since he was a boy and has been writing about ...

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Studio 360

Stanley Kunitz, Michael Pollan, Gardens

Saturday, September 29, 2001

Kurt Andersen and environmental journalist Michael Pollan ramble around the garden. America's former poet laureate Stanley Kunitz gathers meaning in his seaside garden. We navigate a maze made of corn in Pennsylvania. And we survey a sampling of the musical bounty inspired by gardens. Plus, a profile of New York ...